Showing posts from January, 2019

The Red Hat 2019 BOM is Here!

I've been working on these blocks for two weeks now (not full-time, of course!). I wanted to have all 9 blocks finished before launching this new Block of the Month. Here is the Stepping Out Quilt that uses the 5 different blocks (two are repeated). As I said last week, this was first a set of blocks I designed for Intown Quilters in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004. Then I incorporated them into my Block a Day calendars. I'm now shopping for a perfect blue for those sashings. Stepping Out Quilt: 39" x 39". Block Size: 9" These blocks are not free because, as you may remember, I've lost my Craftsy shop and am slowly migrating over to Etsy. I get charged fees on Etsy (and I am not complaining; that's how business runs!) These blocks will be $1.00 for the month in which they run . After that, they will be $3.00. I did that last year and I had no complaints. This was a lot of work (but fun work!) Here is my Red Hat block. January Block: The Red Hat

Twisted Hexagons and a New Pattern

This was a popular workshop several years ago and I still continue to make these quilts. I love to fussy cut the center motifs and these Corsage fabrics (Kaffe Fassett) were just calling out to me to be front-and-center for a Twisted Hexagon block. What do you think? I cut out a freezer paper hexagon and then removed the center so I could center my motif. Ironed the freezer paper "window" onto the fabric and cut out. Freezer paper template for a 6" (finished) hexagon Motif centered inside a 6-1/2" freezer paper window Then I selected some fabrics for my half-hexagons. I have a lot of usable scraps that work well with these Corsage fabrics. I cut 3 half-hexagons of one print and 3 of another. Whole hexagon and 6 half-hexagons  Here's another set: Whole hexagon and 6 half-hexagons  And what does one block look like? Twisted Hexagon block. Finishes to 12" high by 13-1/2" wide There are NO y-seams. This is pieced in a log ca